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Exclusive: Newt Gingrich conversion details; plans release of JP2 documentary
American Papist ^ | Friday, March 06, 2009 | Thomas Peters

Posted on 03/06/2009 7:10:35 AM PST by GonzoII

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To: Mr. Lucky

I understand. You’re not paid enough.


51 posted on 03/06/2009 9:18:33 AM PST by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: ckilmer

“so we have an illegal alien communist president and you’re worried about newt. right.”

ckilmer, do you realize that if Newt would have gotten his way, ALL illegal aliens would be given amnesty?

I know he’s talked a good game the last few months, but he’s surrounded by open border advocates. A couple years ago they and Newt penned a letter to the WSJ advancing Bush’s amnesty. And his record on immigration...NOT good. In 1998 the Georgia delegation demanded that the Clinton admin stop workplace raids for aliens.

http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/search?q=letter+to+wall+st+journal


52 posted on 03/06/2009 9:19:21 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: Mr. Lucky
"Are there any of the other Sacraments which don’t apply in his case?"

The Church will make an adequate judgment as to the credibility of his confession and repentance. I trust them far more than the politically and theologically motivated snipers on FR.

53 posted on 03/06/2009 9:44:11 AM PST by Natural Law
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To: GonzoII

I have real doubts about Mr. Gingrich’s ethics and morality, but I hope his conversion is sincere and he is doing this for reasons that are spiritual rather than political.

What I wonder is why is Mr. Gingrich getting brought into the Church before the Easter Vigil? Why should he be treated differently than any other RCIA candidate?


54 posted on 03/06/2009 9:52:04 AM PST by ChurtleDawg (voting only encourages them)
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To: ckilmer

I’m not worried about Newt. I would take ANY Republican (except maybe Specter, Snowe, or Collins)over what we have right now. I was commenting on Ronald Reagan’s marital status.


55 posted on 03/06/2009 10:28:53 AM PST by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: ckilmer

Who said I’m worried about Newt?

We have a communist in the WH and you are worried about other people’s comments?

See how that line of thinking works?


56 posted on 03/06/2009 10:33:17 AM PST by rom (Obama '12 slogan: Let's keep on hopin'!)
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To: Natural Law

I hope you’re right. But note that there’s also a thread up today under the title “Gingrich floats possibility of 2012 Presidential Run”.


57 posted on 03/06/2009 11:04:58 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: AuntB

AuntB

you have been around for awhile. You have made a lot of good posts.

Newt is not as good as Duncan Hunter. However, he has been pro border control for several years. And certainly his position has changed since the 1990s. But if you want to go back decades Ronald Reagan’s amnesty of 1986 was considered by the Mexicans to be a surrender document on the border issue.


58 posted on 03/06/2009 11:22:10 AM PST by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: ckilmer

This has nothing to do with Hunter. Look at Newt’s record. Did you read his pro amnesty letter to the WSJ? He and his georgia collegues STOPPED interior enforcement.

I don’t trust him.


59 posted on 03/06/2009 11:27:46 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: Tax-chick
Oh, I missed the “flat joke everyone has to make” memo, too.

You had your chance to be fashionable, and you blew it.

60 posted on 03/06/2009 11:29:42 AM PST by Petronski (For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. -- Cdl. Stafford)
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To: Petronski

Story of my life ...


61 posted on 03/06/2009 12:02:13 PM PST by Tax-chick ("There are more enjoyable ways of going to Hell." ~ St. Bernard)
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To: AuntB

Hi AuntB, I saw the link you mentioned,
http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/search?q=letter+to+wall+st+journal
but when I checked out the particular passage that damned Newt—I found that the proof link to the wall st journal was something that went to Muslim issues.
http://www.ampolitics.ghazali.net/html/muslims_are_growing.html
Check the link

Last fall the Club for Growth worked against conservative republican candidate Robert Vasquez, an ardent illegal alien opponent by funding his opposition.

Moore, along with Norquist, Newt Gingrich, Tamar Jacoby and other amnesty advocates penned a letter to the Wall St Journal proclaiming Bush’s guest worker plan as “a humane, orderly, and economically sensible approach to migration.”
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once you read the text —check out the proof link


62 posted on 03/06/2009 12:11:57 PM PST by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: ckilmer

Okay, you went to every link but the right one. Sorry.

Letter to the WSJ
http://www.nfap.net/pressreleases/Feb6_2004_pr.aspx

The link to the article no longer works (don’t know why, it’s my blog!....too old I guess)
http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/2007/02/newt-gingerich-conservative-not-on.html

Scroll down the page about 1/3 to this title.

Newt Gingrich, Conservative? NOT on immigration!
http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/search?q=letter+to+wall+st+journal


63 posted on 03/06/2009 2:41:40 PM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: GonzoII

How do you think that is relevant to this situation?


64 posted on 03/06/2009 2:45:58 PM PST by Bainbridge
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To: ckilmer
And that is pertinent because Reagan
converted to Catholicism ?
65 posted on 03/06/2009 2:47:38 PM PST by Bainbridge
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To: ChurtleDawg
"What I wonder is why is Mr. Gingrich getting brought into the Church before the Easter Vigil? Why should he be treated differently than any other RCIA candidate?"

Historically, adult converts were accepted at any time the supervising priest decided they were ready.

66 posted on 03/06/2009 3:03:04 PM PST by Wonder Warthog ( The Hog of Steel)
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To: Mr. Lucky

I dislike Gingrich but the “three wives” statement might be inaccurate, since his first wife is dead.

However, since he married his second wife when he was divorced but his first wife was dying of cancer, in the eyes of the Catholic church they might consider this second marriage a non sacramental marriage that can be dissolved.

Ergo, he might technically be able to marry his present wife in the Catholic church.

I figure he needs repentance, and has finally found the Lord. He returned to the Lord when he rejoined the Baptist church a few years ago, and now has decided to change to the Catholic church to follow Christ.

Others even worse than Gingrich have repented and changed their lives around: From Dr. Nathanson to Chuck Colson to Anne Rice.

Pray for him.


67 posted on 03/06/2009 3:05:44 PM PST by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: AuntB

Hi AuntB,

These date from 2004.

Newt’s changed a lot since then.

Probably not as much as you or me. I would like all the illegals expelled period, chain migration stopped etc. I think Newts idea is to make it impossible for employers to hire illegals.

This differs from Obama who wants to kill all jobs.


68 posted on 03/06/2009 5:42:15 PM PST by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: LadyDoc

Amen!


69 posted on 03/06/2009 6:28:38 PM PST by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: johnnycap
I hear the Queen of England receives Catholic communion in secret because of the row it would cause if her people knew.

You posted that same claim last July. Unless you've got verifiable proof, you need to stop spreading a rumor.

70 posted on 03/06/2009 8:37:21 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Mr. Lucky
altar
71 posted on 03/06/2009 8:44:58 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: rom
If, and that's a big if, Kerry got an annulment it wasn't in Boston.

Boston Prelates… Deny Kerry Got An Annulment

72 posted on 03/06/2009 8:51:45 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: murron

Are you implying that Reagan was cheating on Jane Wyman?


73 posted on 03/06/2009 8:59:53 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: A.A. Cunningham

No. Just the opposite. The whole point of my post was that I’m not offended at politicians who get divorced in response to another poster who was comparing Ronald Reagan and Newt Gingrich. I was referring to Newt Gingrich cheating on his wife, not Ronald Reagan on Jane Wyman.


74 posted on 03/06/2009 10:28:14 PM PST by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: GonzoII
Gingrich joins some other famous converts!

Former Episcopal bishop discusses his new life as Catholic priest [Father Jeffrey N. Steenson]

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75 posted on 03/07/2009 11:46:40 AM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: murron
Thanks for the explanation of your remarks.

It should be noted that Wyman was cheating on Ronald Reagan. She was married a total of five times but after her final divorce in 1965 she never remarried. She converted to Catholicism and was buried dressed in the habit of a Dominican nun.

76 posted on 03/07/2009 12:44:44 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: A.A. Cunningham

I did not know that. I also didn’t know she was married 5 times.


77 posted on 03/07/2009 5:27:51 PM PST by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: Salvation

Thanks for the post, I was wondering about Tony Snow.


78 posted on 03/07/2009 11:01:14 PM PST by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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79 posted on 01/20/2012 8:39:16 PM PST by narses
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